48 years ago today, the BBC televised a daft little show about a man with a flying box. They didn't expect much; it was suppose to be an educational family show. It relied on string and staples for its special effects. Its main villain had a sink plunger attached to it. Yet, almost half a decade later, the show has become a national institution for Britain, an international phenomenon, and along with it has produced a fandom that spans three generations. 48 years ago today, the BBC televised Doctor Who, a daft old show, and probably the most loved too.
4 guys are playing golf. One guy goes to get everyone drinks. While the other three are waiting, they decide to brag about their sons.
“My son owns a successful car dealership,” guy #1 said. “He is so successful, he was able to give one of his friends two new cars.”
“My son is a successful realtor,” guy #2 said. “He’s so successful, he was able to give one of his friends a small house.”
“So? My son is a successful stock broker,” guy #3 said. “He is so successful, he gave one of his friends a stock portfolio and he made millions!”
Guy #4 walked up and gave everyone their drinks.
“So how’s your son doing?” guy #1 asked.
“Well,” said guy #4, “as it turns out, my son is gay.” The other 3 guys winced sympathetically, but guy #4 protested. “No, it’s fine. It’s great, actually. He must be doing something right. His last 3 boyfriends gave him 2 new cars, a small house, and a stock portfolio.”